Jungle Drums

Jungle Drums Best seller Graeme Base is back with an all new story filled with hidden pictures on every page Little Ngiri is the Smallest Warthog in Africa Tired of being teased by his bigger brothers and sisters

  • Title: Jungle Drums
  • Author: Graeme Base
  • ISBN: 9780810950443
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Best seller Graeme Base is back with an all new story filled with hidden pictures on every page Little Ngiri is the Smallest Warthog in Africa Tired of being teased by his bigger brothers and sisters, he wishes things could be different When Old Nyumbu the Wildebeest gives Ngiri a set of magic drums, he is sure his wish is about to come true But all the animals of the jBest seller Graeme Base is back with an all new story filled with hidden pictures on every page Little Ngiri is the Smallest Warthog in Africa Tired of being teased by his bigger brothers and sisters, he wishes things could be different When Old Nyumbu the Wildebeest gives Ngiri a set of magic drums, he is sure his wish is about to come true But all the animals of the jungle are in for a BIG surprise as Ngiri s wish is granted in a most unexpected way In the end, the gentle message that inner beauty and change is important than outer beauty rings true In true Graeme Base style, there is an added surprise at the end of the book Everything seems to be normal in the jungle, but look closely and you will see that none of the animals or the other creatures watching from the trees are quite the way they were when the book began Look even closer, and you will also find Old Nyumbu the Wildebeest hidden somewhere on every spread Jungle Drums is a book to be read over and over again AUTHOR BIO Graeme Base, while working on Jungle Drums, journeyed with his family to Tanzania, Africa, where they camped in the Serengeti among giraffes, elephants, zebras, and of course warthogs The trip helped Graeme bring the characters and landscape of the book to life Graeme lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his artist wife, Robyn, and their three children.

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    About "Graeme Base"

    1. Graeme Base

      Graeme Rowland Base is a successful Australian author and artist of picture books that have been sold internationally He is perhaps best known for his second book, Animalia published in 1986, and third book The Eleventh Hour which was released in 1989.He was born in England but moved to Australia with his family at the age of eight and has lived there ever since He attended Box Hill High School and Melbourne High School in Melbourne, and then studied a Diploma of Art Graphic Design for three years at Swinburne University of Technology at Prahran.He worked in advertising for two years and then began illustrating children s books, gradually moving to authoring them as well.Graeme resides in Melbourne with his wife Robyn and has three children.Winner of the Dromkeen Medal 1998.

    887 thoughts on “Jungle Drums”

    1. Here's one I like a lot more than my son ever will. I chose it because it was sticking out just so from the library shelf and the cover art was pretty spectacular. The art inside, just as good and better. The story, very nice about accepting who you are told in the context of jungle animals including warthogs and the "other animals" which are all the animals you think of when you think jungle animals. Everyone wants to be colorful and spotted and beautiful like them, but don't realize that it me [...]


    2. The first half of this book is a lousy Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer rip-off. The second half is a battle of black magic, and then things get kind of badass. But then they suck again.Squirting Warthog /A Family Trip to Africa


    3. A warthog is teased because he is small. So a wise wildebeest gives him magical bongoes that provide him with wishes. He wishes that the other animals change appearance with hilarious results.The illustrations are very nice and there is a lot to look at in them.


    4. I love Graeme Base illustrations. Always so much detail and such rich colors. The hidden pictures are a bonus!The story itself is pretty simple, and with pretty generic messages about bullying, being careful what you wish for, etc. It's really the pictures that make this a 4 star book.As a storytime read, it might work for older kids, but it's a bit long for the littler ones. Some good vocabulary though, and with the details in the pictures, it would definitely make for a fun one-on-one read.


    5. When Ngiri Mdogo, the smallest warthog in Africa, is tired of being picked on by all the other warthogs he crosses the river to where all the animals with stunning spots, striking stripes, impressive horns, curly trunks, graceful necks, and gorgeous plumage live. Hoping to make new friends he is only more disappointed when they make fun of him for not only being small, but plain as well. When the wise wildebeest Nyumbu finds Ngiri crying, he complains of all the teasing. Nyumbu gives him a set o [...]


    6. The thing I remember loving about Animalia and Eleventh Hour from my childhood was the really detailed intricate illustrations that cleverly added to the written plot. I remember staring for hours finding all of the details in the illustrations, linking the illustrations to the written plot – and finding all the unexpected elements.This book didn’t live up to those (perhaps inflated) memories. The illustrations are spectacular by any standards – Graeme is a true illustrative genius. But th [...]


    7. Jungle Drums by Graeme Base is very cute. The pictures are essential to the story and do a fantastic job of telling the story. The messages portrayed in this book are to accept and enjoy yourself the way you are, bullying hurts others feelings, and be careful what you wish for. This book has so many lessons you can teach children. For teachers who may want to read this to a class, this book also uses very good adjectives.I would use this book when introducing adjectives. Another fun thing about [...]


    8. Sam really liked this one. The smallest warthog in Africa is tired of being teased by his bigger relatives and the beautiful Other Animals (a zebra, elephant, giraffe, rhino, cheetah, and a crested crane). An old wildebeest gives the warthog some magic drums, which he uses to wish for a change. The next morning, the markings of the Other Animals are gone, leaving them a dull brown. Meanwhile, the other warthogs wake up with new, beautiful markings. The smallest warthog sees that this is not real [...]


    9. Ngiri Mdogo is the smallest warthog in Africa, which the other warthogs and animals make sure to point out to him. Often. Tired of their bullying, he visits Nyumbu, the wise wildebeest and receives from her a set of magic drums. These drums can make wishes come true! But not always how the wisher intended Graeme Base always does beautiful drawings and Jungle Drums does not disappoint in that regard. (Is it just me though, or are his drawings less realistic, more cartoony than they used to be?) T [...]


    10. What I love about this picture book is 1) the integration of Swahili, 2) the illustrations and 3) a story which was so wonderful and convincing by the end I believed it was a folk tale and not original. But, it was original (maybe inspired from other traditional tales), and as usual the author incorporates wonderful hidden treats for inquisitive children to find. This would be a bit more appropriate for early stage readers, 5ish, as the story has plenty of depth and words which will be both sigh [...]


    11. Promotes understanding of physical size, appearance, and touches on teasing and bullying through the eyes of a small warthog. I especially liked the large, colorful pictures that drew the reader into the story. The Swahili pronunciation guide at the end of the book was an added bonus. Hopefully kids who read the book will begin to understand the importance of liking and being kind to everyone, not just people who look like us, or live in a certain place. You could also do a nice interactive acti [...]


    12. Graeme Base's illustrations are works of art, as always. And like all of his books, Jungle Drums is more than just a story. There are hidden images and details to search for on every page.Most important, however, is the message that we are all different and should not judge ourselves or others by external, superficial criteria. Brings that message home clearly in a fun and vibrate way even to small kids.Highly recommend all of Graeme Base's books. You always get a good story, fabulous illustrati [...]


    13. Ngiri Mdogo is the smallest warthog in Africa; all the other warthogs make fun of his size and all the other beautiful animals in Africa makes fun of him too because he is not as beautiful like them. Ngiri runs into the wildebeest who is the oldest and wisest animal in Africa; she gives him a set of drums that will make his wishes come true, but not in the way he would expect. After a couple of wishes he changed how all the others looked, but he stayed the same. I suggest for early elementary, k [...]


    14. Beautiful picture book that celebrates the largely uncelebrated warthog, famous for their protection of offspring. Whilst at first glance they resemble a wild boar, they are smaller, don't threaten humans and are aggressive only when they are backed into a corner (by stupid tourists who attempt to pat them) or threatened by the animal chain of being. They are human in their familial operations. Great book to introduce children to the wonders of animal species, particularly in the African contine [...]


    15. Warthogs vs. the Other Animals! The warthogs are tired of the Other Animals (Zebras, Elephants, Cranes, Cheetahs, etc.) getting all the attention for being so beautiful and talented. The smallest warthog of all gets some magical drums that when he hits on them, he can make a wish and it will come true. But the wishes don't always turn out as he expects.The illustrations are awesome. So fun to look at!


    16. Little Ngiri is the smallest warthog in Africa and is teased by the bigger warthogs, as well as, by the other more beautiful animals. He acquires a set of magic drums in hopes of changing himself but something unexpected happens.Graeme Base's story promotes self-worth, in addition to the "be careful what you wish for" message. In true Base style, there are hidden elements on each page for readers to find.


    17. Graeme Base is Australian, which means I love him no matter what. However, the creator of the acclaimed book Anamalia falls a little short of his own excellence with this overly wordy tale with pictures that are equally a bit too busy. Perhaps a good tale for older elementary - and I do mean third, fourth grade.


    18. The amazing detail and sheer fun of the illustrations bring this book from a four to a five star experience. Ultimately this is a story about accepting others for who they are, but Mr. Base adds another level of learning though the use of hidden imagery throughout. This gives the book a secondary look-and-find feel, and encourages multiple reads.


    19. I love Graeme Base's illustrations always. And, I usually love his stories but this was not one of my favorites. It's a bit like Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, which seemed pretty heavy handed. My girls did not take to it but the illustrations were beautiful as always.


    20. Fantastic illustrations and a humorous tale about being happy with who you are make this a great story to read aloud to children. It's also fun to sit and stare at the pictures to see how all the animals have changed (including the dragonfly, snake, chameleon and others) and to find the silhouette of the wildebeest on each page.


    21. It is quit long but a wonderful story, with the colorful illustrations that could be used for story time with older kidsTired of being teased, Ngiri, the smallest warthog in Africa, uses a set of magic drums to make wishes, but he is not careful enough and makes the rift between the Warthogs and the beautiful Other Beasts even worse.


    22. My four year old son and I adore this book. It's illustration and many layers have kept him captivated, so much so that we have read it every night for the last month. There is so much to learn and enjoy from this book and like all good books it takes you on a fantastical journey with a lovely moral to learn.


    23. The story itself is well written, with a plenty to keep little readers interested. The moral of the story is also well relayed, and it is an important one. What set this boo apart for me were the illustrations. What an amazing job! In the end, we spent hours looking for the Wilde Beast on every page. Great artistry!


    24. This is a cute book about accepting different talents. The pictures are amazing and there are little things to find hidden in the pictures. James liked me to bounce him up and down and pat his lap when the little wart hog was playing the drums. "Boom ba Boom Boom" I borrowed it from the library and it was a nice change from the books that we own.


    25. "Jungle Drums" is a cute book with excellent morals about liking who you are and treating others the way you want to be treated. The illustrations are absolutely incredible and was a page turner. The story is really well written and worded in such a way that gets the point across while still being entertaining.


    26. I love the illustrations in this story but the theme is a bit heavy-handed: everyone's unique and should be seen a special. A warthog is teased because he's so ugly. He asks the advice of a wildebeest who gives him some magic drums which transform the warthogs into striped, speckled, and colorful creatures and turn all the other animals grey and drab.


    27. A fun story about why we should not envy others and just be who we were made to be. A good interactive read aloud if you encourage students to play their own "jungle drums" by patting their laps at those pages.


    28. Very cute, but a little weird. Where was the author going with transformations beyond the transer of spots and stripes. The art work was charming. I probably spent a hald hour looking for the wildebeest on everypage! I alos liked the moral of "be careful what you wish for".


    29. Cute story. Really nice illustrations. Message about being OK with who you are, and accepting others' differences as well. Not quite for toddler storytime, but great to have on display for my jungle/safari theme.


    30. This book was amazing!! Such a great moral theme for children to read about being "happy just the way you are!" I gave this book 5 stars, great story and wonderful illustrations!! Great for children 2 3 grade+ reading level. Highly recommended for the classroom!


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